Sheda Kuching happy state govt standardises, publicises electricity connection fees

From left: Ngui, Dr Sim and Sim at Sheda Kuching CNY gathering last night. Fong is fourth from right.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, March 3: Sarawak government’s effort in standardising electricity connection charges and making public this information will enable developers to budget for their housing projects more accurately.

Sarawak Housing Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) Kuching branch chairman Sim Kiang Chiok said accurate estimation would reduce the risks borne by housing developers.

Sim, who is also Sheda vice-president, said a seminar was organised last Feb 28, where developers were briefed on electricity connection fees, including connecting charges to individual houses in a village setting.

“I congratulate the Sarawak government, Sesco and Sarawak Energy for doing that.

“We are now in the process of finding out how much savings will be there and how it will benefit all the members,” said Sim during Sheda’s Chinese New Year 2019 gathering at a local restaurant here yesterday.

On Sheda Kuching, Sim said the branch made up more than 70 per cent of Sheda’s membership.

“Kuching Branch has been organising events and gatherings on a regular basis to promote networking among its members and other industry players,” he said.

The next event after the Chinese New Year gathering would be the first Home and Property Roadshow 2019 at Vivacity Megamall from April 5 to 7.

Present at the gathering last night were Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Sheda president Dr Christopher Ngui, State Legal Counsel Dato Sri JC Fong and Sarawak United Associations of Chinese Primary Aided Schools Board of Management secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok. — DayakDaily